Stage 2 reading - Sequencing imaginative texts

Learning intention

Students will learn to sequence events in imaginative texts. Students will identify a chronological sequence of events. Students will use vocabulary cues, such as temporal connectives, and images to accurately summarise and sequence.

Syllabus outcome

  • EN2-RECOM-01: reads and comprehends texts for wide purposes using knowledge or text structures and language, and by monitoring comprehension 

National Literacy Learning Progression

Understanding texts

  • UnT6: scans texts to locate specific information in a predictable print text  (comprehension); uses cohesive devices to connect ideas or events (e.g. tracks pronoun referencing) (see Grammar)   (process)

  • UnT7: monitors the development of ideas using language and visual features (e.g. topic sentences, key verbs, graphs) (comprehension)

  • UnT8: uses knowledge of cohesive devices to track meaning throughout a text (e.g. connectives such as however, on the other hand) (see Grammar) (process)

NAPLAN item descriptors

The relevant NAPLAN item descriptors are included in the resource, available for download on this page.

Task outline

Full task descriptions are included in the resource, available for download on this page.

Sequencing events from narrative text

Students use visual and written clues from a book cover to predict what a story is about and discover what clues to use to decide the sequences.

Applying sequencing events from narrative excerpts

Students reorganise text excerpts into the correct sequence.


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